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Merrell T. Marshall Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Marshall Scholarship Fund is to provide financial assistance to outstanding students who are committed to identifying and taking the next strategic steps to address issues of diversity in their communities, on their campuses, and in society at large.

Marshall Memorial Scholarship recipients are students who demonstrate a commitment to addressing issues of diversity in their communities, on their campuses, and in society at large. They possess a commitment to promoting social justice and a society free from prejudice and discrimination. These outstanding students also advocate social justice with regard to race, ethnicity, economic status, national origin, disability, gender, sexual identity, age, and religious viewpoints.

 

Application Deadline: Monday, April 17, 2017

 

Merrell Thomas Marshall Memorial Scholarship

Dear Ball State Students:  We hope you will consider applying for the Merrell Thomas Marshall Memorial Scholarship.  Founded by Ms. Sandy Marshall, in honor of her father, the Marshall Scholarship recognizes students who are committed to diversity-related work in their communities, on campus, and in society at large.  The amount awarded for this scholarship is approximately $1,000 for the academic year.  Because Ball State students are a diverse group in themselves, we welcome applicants who advocate social justice with regard to race, ethnicity, economic status, national origin, disability, gender, sexual identity, age, and/or religious viewpoints.

Ms. Marshall grew up in the forties and fifties, a time of intolerance and social injustice.  Mr. Marshall, for whom the scholarship is named, did not allow any display of such intolerance to reach the mind and soul of his daughter.  This allowed her to become an adult who felt she could move freely among all society without fear or prejudice.  This has become a major theme of her life and she wanted to create a memorial not only to her father but also to encourage and aid more young people to dedicate a part of their lives to these ideals.

The application due date is Monday, April 17, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.     Send completed application package to: oid@bsu.edu

Merrell Thomas Marshall Memorial Scholarship

Application Cover Sheet should include a cover sheet with the information below:

Name
Student ID
Home Address
Contact Telephone Number

Applicants are requested to supply the following information
  1. This cover sheet completed See above.
  2. A two-page double spaced typewritten essay that includes a description of each of the following:
    1. The nature and extent of your work addressing issues of diversity in your community, on campus, and/or in society at large.
    2. The positive impact of your work.
    3. The impact these activities have had on your personal development as a student, leader and citizen, and
    4. How your plans for the future include diversity-related work.
  3. BSU transcript, and transcripts of all post-secondary education.
  4. Two letters of recommendation written by faculty, staff, or community representatives who are familiar with your diversity-related work and academic achievement.At least one letter must be from a campus representative.These letters should be submitted with the application.

Students receiving the MTM scholarship are required to be enrolled at Ball State for the academic year for at least nine credit hours each semester, participate in diversity-related activities on campus and in the community.

By submitting an application, students confirm the information supplied in the application is accurate.



Marshall Memorial Scholarship Recipients 2014-2015

Graduate Student Recipients

Oliver Tacianna Oliver
Application Essay
Photo Pending Keri Rodgers
Application Essay
Thomas
Kendra Thomas
Application Essay 

Undergraduate Student Recipients

Engle Rahissa Engle
Application Essay
Johnson Kelsey Johnson
Application Essay
Peebles Morgan Peebles
Application Essay 
Salerno
Hannah Salerno
Application Essay 

Previous Marshall Memorial Scholarship Recipients

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